"What does your day look like? How about a moment to just breathe with awareness? One in-breath, one out-breath. Feeling the sensations of the body. Just this moment. Consider the possibility of taking a moment like this periodically during the day." Greg Topakian, Ph.D., Mindfulness Instructor, Westborough, MA
My friend Greg -- I've known him for almost 50 years -- is an incredible meditation and mindfulness teacher. The class he teaches on Zoom every Tuesday evening is a godsend, both to me and to so many people in the class. Like most people these days, we are plagued by anxiety and other mental strain during this very stressful time.
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But there is a silver lining here. It was only because of the pendamnic that Greg took the class he normally teaches in the library in Westborough, Massachusetts and turned it into a Zoom class. And that's the only reason I can take the class too.
We sit for 30 minutes of guided meditation and then we discuss our meditation and mindfulness practices. Greg's wisdom, and his command of the nuances of the topics, are immense. Combine that with his deep commitment to mindfulness, which is just so extraordinary. He's been teaching this class for years, and has never charged a dime.
I'm so so grateful that I am in the class. Because of this instruction, I am now pausing often during the day just to breathe for a few minutes.
I'm also taking more mindful walks, forcing myself to slow down to my dog's "sniffwalking" pace. And I notice far more details as I walk. I've also slowed down my yoga and I focus far more on breathing through the poses than I used to.
Thank you Greg
us into the NOW
over and over again!
Love, Claud xoxo